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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306960/decreased-electrogustometric-taste-sensitivity-in-patients-with-acquired-olfactory-dysfunction
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P Han, M Georgi, M Cuevas, A Haehner, V Gudziol, T Hummel
BACKGROUND: Cross-modal chemosensory dysfunction between olfaction and gustation is not well known. METHODOLOGY: 180 participants were classified into three groups (60 with olfactory dysfunction, 60 with gustatory dysfunction and 60 healthy controls without chemosensory dysfunction). Olfactory functions were obtained with Sniffin Sticks; gustatory function was measured by suprathreshold gustatory stimuli (taste sprays) and a quasi-threshold measure of taste function (taste strips) for five taste qualities (sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami)...
January 7, 2018: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306959/-unknown-title
#2
C Hopkins, R Hettige, A Soni-Jaiswal, R Lakhani, S Carrie, A Cervin, R Douglas, W J Fokkens, R Harvey, P W Hellings, A Leunig, V J Lund, C Philpott, T Smith, D Y Wang, L Rudmik
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Evaluating the effectiveness of treatments in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) have been limited by both a paucity of high quality randomised trials, and the heterogeneity of outcomes in those that have been reported. Core outcome sets (COS) are an agreed, standardized set of outcomes that should be measured and reported by future trials as a minimum and will facilitate future meta-analysis of trial results in systematic reviews (SRs). We set out to develop a core outcome set for interventions for adults with CRS...
January 7, 2018: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306958/case-control-study-of-endoscopic-polypectomy-in-clinic-epic-versus-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-polyps
#3
S J Kilty, A Lasso, L Mfuna-Endam, M Y Desrosiers
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic Polypectomy In Clinic (EPIC) is a recently described deescalated form of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) performed in the outpatient clinic for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps (CRSwNP). The quality of life benefit of EPIC in comparison to ESS is not known. The purpose of this study was to determine if the disease specific quality of life measured with the SNOT-22 attained with EPIC is similar to that attained with ESS for patients with CRSwNP. METHODS: A multi-institutional observational case-control study was performed to evaluate quality of life improvement in patients treated with ESS and EPIC for CRSwNP with a 3 month follow-up...
January 7, 2018: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306957/analysis-of-taste-function-in-patients-before-and-after-cochlear-implant-surgery
#4
U Walliczek-Dworschak, C M Knauer, D Murbe, A Mainka, T Hummel
BACKGROUND: Cochlear implantation (CI), the standard therapy for rehabilitation of severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss, exhibits taste dysfunction as a possible postoperative complication. This study aimed to investigate possible postoperative changes in taste and in addition baseline taste function in CI candidates. METHODOLOGY: We included 61 patients (32 male, 29 female) planned to undergo CI surgery and 23 healthy controls (8 male, 15 female). Gustatory function was measured using a chemosensory quasi-threshold test (taste strips) and electrogustometry (EGM)...
January 7, 2018: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29292416/outcomes-of-sphenopalatine-and-internal-maxillary-artery-ligation-inside-the-pterygopalatine-fossa-for-posterior-epistaxis
#5
K Piastro, R Scagnelli, N Gildener-Leapman, C D Pinheiro-Neto
OBJECTIVE: Analysis of the efficacy of sphenopalatine artery (SPA) and internal maxillary artery (IMAX) ligation within the pterygopalatine fossa to control posterior epistaxis. METHODS: Demographic and clinical data were collected in sixty-two consecutive patients who had SPA/IMAX ligation surgery. Clinical outcomes such as re-bleed rates and complications were acquired. RESULTS: A total of 62 patients were studied. Thirty-eight percent of patients had previously undergone silver nitrate nasal cautery for epistaxis...
January 2, 2018: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289975/how-deep-is-the-inflammation-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-sinus-wall-thickness-and-blood-eosinophilia
#6
K Y Lin, P Y Chen, T H Yeh
Various factors have been proposed to be related to refractory chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Treatment for refractory CRS is challenging for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeons. The aim of the study was to determine the clinical features associated with the severity of CRS that may necessitate revision surgery by eliminating the bias of the surgeons technique using standardizing surgical procedures. Sinus wall thickness and blood eosinophilia, which may represent the depth of inflammation in CRS, are associated with the need for revision surgery...
December 31, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288573/omalizumab-treats-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps-and-asthma-together-a-real-life-study
#7
T Bidder, J Sahota, C Rennie, V J Lund, D S Robinson, H H Kariyawasam
INTRODUCTION: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and asthma often coexist and thus treating both with one intervention is an attractive strategy. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate whether treatment with the monoclonal antibody against IgE Omalizumab for severe allergic asthma also effectively treats co-existent CRSwNP. METHODS: SNOT-22 and the ACQ-7 scores were recorded at 4 and 16 weeks of treatment in a cohort of patients with both CRSwNP and severe refractory allergic asthma treated with Omalizumab (n=13) according to UK guidelines for their severe asthma...
December 30, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286059/functional-anatomy-of-the-nasal-bones-and-adjacent-structures-consequences-for-nasal-surgery
#8
M Popko, S A M W Verlinde-Schellekens, E H Huizing, R L A W Bleys
The periosteum of the nasal bones, the periosteal-perichondrial nasal envelope, and the cartilaginous support of the bony vault were studied in serial coronal sections of four human cadaver noses. To differentiate between the various tissue components, the sections were stained according to Mallory-Cason and Verhoeff-Van Gieson stain. The results demonstrated: 1. the presence of clearly distinguishable layers of the periosteum covering the nasal bones; 2. the presence of a continuous periosteal-perichondrial covering of the bony and cartilaginous nasal vaults; 3...
December 29, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166423/exhaled-and-nasal-nitric-oxide-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-patients-with-nasal-polyps-in-primary-care
#9
M Frendø, K Håkansson, S Schwer, A T Ravn, H Meteran, C Porsbjerg, V Backer, C von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is a common inflammatory disorder associated with lower airway disease. However, only few studies of CRSwNP from outside secondary/tertiary care centres have been published. We recently reported an asthma frequency of 44% and 65% in primary and secondary care patients respectively. Therefore, we hypothesise that inflammation of the lower airways could be present in all CRSwNP patients, even without asthma. Here, we assessed the degree of lower and upper airway inflammation using exhaled and nasal nitric oxide (NO) in primary care CRSwNP patients with and without asthma...
November 23, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166425/anatomy-of-the-sphenopalatine-artery-and-its-implications-for-transnasal-neurosurgery
#10
M Eordogh, A Grimm, I Gawish, L Patonay, R Reisch, H R Briner, G Baksa
BACKGROUND: The knowledge of sinonasal vasculature is inevitable in transnasal neurosurgery. We performed an anatomical study on the sphenopalatine artery from the perspective of skull base procedures. METHODOLOGY: To analyse the anatomical landmarks of the sphenopalatine artery, arterial skull corrosion casts (26 head halves) underwent endoscopic transnasal phantom surgery. Furthermore, we performed microsurgical dissection on formaldehyde-fixated cadavers with arterial perfusion (14 head halves) as well as studied Cone Beam CT-scans of anonymised patients and cadavers (115 head sides)...
November 22, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166424/the-future-in-rhinology-from-local-treatment-to-monoclonals-and-influencing-the-microbiome
#11
W J Fokkens
Over the last few decades, rhinology has been one of the most dynamic and progressive areas of ENT. We have not experienced such an intense period of development since the introduction of nasal corticosteroids in the 1970s.
November 22, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166422/intranasal-bevacizumab-in-the-treatment-of-hht-related-epistaxis-a-systematic-review
#12
P Stokes, J Rimmer
BACKGROUND: Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) remains a difficult disease for the ENT specialist to manage. Affected patients often report recurrent epistaxis as the most debilitating symptom. The pathogenesis of the disease is due to genetic mutations affecting angiogenesis. For this reason, the anti-angiogenic therapy bevacizumab has gained popularity in the local treatment of epistaxis in patients with HHT. OBJECTIVE: A systematic review of the efficacy of bevacizumab in local treatment of epistaxis in patients with HHT based on epistaxis duration, frequency, severity and impact on quality of life...
November 22, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150922/prospective-evaluation-of-a-nonsurgical-device-for-rhinoplasty
#13
M A Deggeller, D Holzmann, M B Soyka
BACKGROUND: Rhinoplasty represents one of the most challenging and frequently performed procedures in plastic surgery and non-surgical rhinoplasty is rarely considered. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the Nasella Nose Former (NNF), a newly developed non-surgical rhinoplasty device, could improve objective and subjective results following surgical rhinoplasty and even correct the shape of the nose without any surgery at all. METHODOLOGY: In this prospective, monocentric, two-armed, non-blinded randomized, controlled clinical trial, a total of 43 participants were included...
November 18, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069120/lateral-lamella-of-the-cribriform-plate-a-keystone-landmark-proposal-for-a-novel-classification-system
#14
R Gera, F Mozzanica, A Karligkiotis, A Preti, F Bandi, S Gallo, A Schindler, C Bulgheroni, F Ottaviani, P Castelnuovo
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to propose a classification of the angle formed by the lateral lamella of the cribriform plate (LLCP) and the horizontal plane passing through the cribriform plate. In particular, the angle was classified into class I (over 80 degrees), class II (45 to 80 degrees, and class III (under 45 degrees) METHODOLOGY: A total of 190 computed tomography scans were retrospectively reviewed in order to obtain four sets of measurements. 1) depth of the cribriform, 2) angle, 3) length of the LLCP, 4) width of the fovea ethmoidalis...
October 25, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055966/comparison-between-unilateral-pnif-and-rhinomanometry-in-the-evaluation-of-nasal-cycle
#15
A L Pendolino, E Nardello, V J Lund, P Maculan, B Scarpa, A Martini, G Ottaviano
BACKGROUND: Human unilateral nasal airflow shows spontaneous changes over a period of hours due to the alternating congestion and decongestion of the venous sinuses within the nasal turbinates and nasal septum. The aim of the present study was to compare PNIF and unilateral PNIF with nasal resistances measured by means of AAR in the evaluation of the nasal cycle. METHODS: PNIF, unilateral PNIF and AAR measurements were randomly performed in 20 non-smokers, non-asthmatic volunteers, with a SNOT 22 score lower than 1...
October 22, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166426/rhinology-future-debates-an-euforea-report
#16
W J Fokkens, C Bachert, M Bernal-Sprekelsen, J Bousquet, M Djandji, A Dorenbaum, D Hakimi-Mehr, S Hendry, C Hopkins, A Leunig, L Mannent, D Mucha, M Onerci, B Pugin, S Toppila-Salmi, P Rowe, S F Seys, S Stimson, A Strzembosz, P W Hellings
The first Rhinology Future Debates was held in Brussels in December 2016, organized by EUFOREA (European Forum for Research and Education in Allergy and Airways diseases). The purpose of these debates is to bring novel developments in the field of Rhinology to the attention of the medical, paramedical and patient community, in a highly credible and balanced context. For the first time in Rhinology, a peer to peer scientific exchange with key experts in the field of rhinology and key medical colleagues from leading industries let to a brainstorming and discussion event on a number of hot issues in Rhinology...
December 1, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988259/a-straight-choice-avoiding-septal-re-deviation-using-titanium-plates-a-16-year-retrospective-patient-follow-up-evaluation
#17
J M Godoy S, J M Godoy, A Godoy, C Revelo
BACKGROUND: To propose a new surgical technique for fixing the nasal septum to the midline, for long term prevention of nasal obstruction, in secondary and select cases of primary septoplasty. METHODOLOGY: Retrospective study, within hospital medical center. PATIENTS: Two hundred and twenty two patients who underwent septoplasty. Data collection occurred consecutively between March 1st of 2000 and May 1st 2016. Twenty six percent females and seventy four percent males...
December 1, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888025/comparison-of-different-endoscopic-scoring-systems-in-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis-reliability-validity-responsiveness-and-correlation
#18
L Zhang, L H Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have proposed various endoscopic scoring systems to assess disease severity of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). However, those assessments have not been validated. This study was designed to assess the Modified Lund - Kennedy (MLK) and the discharge, inflammation, and polyps/oedema (DIP) endoscopic scoring systems in patients with CRS. METHODS: A prospective study including 144 patients who underwent functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)...
December 1, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888024/airflow-and-symptom-outcomes-between-allergic-and-non-allergic-rhinitis-patients-from-turbinoplasty
#19
K Parthasarathi, J M Christensen, R Alvarado, H P Barham, R Sacks, R J Harvey
BACKGROUND: Inferior turbinate procedures are applied to relieve medically refractory nasal obstruction. However, the nature of congestion differs between allergic(AR) and non-allergic rhinitis(NAR). This study compares surgical outcomes between AR and NAR patients. METHODOLOGY: A case-control study of patients undergoing turbinate with or without septoplasty surgery for nasal obstruction was performed. Patient reported outcomes were: nasal obstruction, global nasal function(GNF), and sino-nasal outcome test(SNOT-22) with rhinitis, facial symptom, sleep and psychological sub-scores...
December 1, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689218/allergic-inflammation-is-exacerbated-by-allergen-induced-type-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-a-murine-model-of-allergic-rhinitis
#20
L Lin, F Dai, J J Wei, X Y Tang, Z Chen, G B Sun
BACKGROUND: Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) represent a new innate effector leukocyte population that mediates type-2 immune response. However, the contribution of ILC2s to allergic rhinitis (AR) is currently not well defined. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the potential existence and function of allergen-induced ILC2s in the experimental AR. METHODS: We established a murine model of AR using ovalbumin (OVA) and aluminium hydroxide. The OVA-induced ILC2s were sorted and purified from the mouse nasal-associated lymphoid tissue (NALT)...
December 1, 2017: Rhinology
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